I have helped to build and sell a start-up company, directed technology programs in a major financial institution and consulted with companies throughout the United States in the areas of technology, finance, marketing and operations.
Currently, I am Vice President of Community Partner Ventures with TechColumbus working alongside entrepreneurs who are building start-up companies. TechColumbus runs a successful incubator program and helps entrepreneurs build great companies.
My role is to find, support, mentor, coach, incubate, and fund high growth potential companies in Central Ohio. In this capacity, my experience in business formation, commercialization strategies, and capital planning helps accelerate companies toward success.
I am passionate about mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs, helping them to determine how best to accomplish their goals. I have assisted entrepreneurs with nearly 1,000 pitches, helping entrepreneurs to hone their message and delivery to attract partners, employees and investors. Many of these entrepreneurs have raised funds from TechColumbus, angels and angel groups.
I consider myself a seasoned entrepreneur having invested five years with a start-up company that developed law enforcement information sharing software. The company was sold to investors in 2007 and is still in business. I received and offer to join the TechColumbus team, one of our investors, shortly after the sale.
Prior to the startup, I was Technology Program Director at Bank One for three years overseeing technology acquisition, development and implementation. Previous to that, I was with Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick a total of eight years. At E&Y, I focused on emerging, entrepreneurial and high growth companies, providing consulting expertise in technology transition, software design, selection & implementation, and business process re-engineering. While at KPMG, I focused on technology implementation in manufacturing, supply chain management and warehousing.
I am a 1985 graduate of Denison University
, with a B.A. in Economics,
and a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University
, with an MBA in Finance